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Dauphin: T.6-1997

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 10 (Octagon)


Translated as: Dolphin


Designer: Chaye, Simon
Atelier: Legoueix, Pierre




Tapestry; cotton warp and wool weft. A central golden dolphin fountain surrounded by polychrome floral sprigs and three dragonflies on a light blue/grey ground


History note: Purchased from La Demeure Gallery, Paris

Legal notes

Given through the American Friends of Cambridge University

Measurements and weight

Height: 100 cm
Width: 147 cm

Relative size of this object

1.5 m1 m What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Aubusson ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1997-12-05) by Woodbridge, George, Mr & Mrs


Mid 20th century
Circa 1950 CE - Circa 1960 CE

Components of the work

Woven composed of wool

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Tapestry; cotton warp and wool weft

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: DAUPHIN/h.1.50m l. 1m/Carton de Simon Chaye/Tissé par l'atelier P. Legoueix/Aubusson' with artist's signature
  • Location: Reverse of tapestry
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.6-1997
Primary reference Number: 81857
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 29 November 2018 Last processed: Wednesday 31 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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